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Never content to merely exist in the moment so far as Star Wars is concerned, even though we’re still months away from the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, we’re now talking seriously about what comes next in Episode VIII. We know that Rian Johnson is writing and directing the next film in the sequel trilogy, and presumably it will feature much of the cast of The Force Awakens, but isn’t two-and-a-half years out a little much to guess what else is going on with the film? Apparently not. We’ve gotten breaking news today that a renowned and award winning actor is being considered for the bad guy in Episode VIII, and his name is Benicio del Toro. (more…)

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Fans at San Diego Comic-Con’s Hall H were treated to a special look behind the scenes of Star Wars:The Force Awakens by director J.J. Abrams, producer and Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy and writer Lawrence Kasdan. The filmmakers were joined on stage by cast members Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford to the surprise and delight of fans.
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Today at San Diego Comic Con, Hasbro unveiled upcoming new toys from the Star Wars brand…including an amazing new item from the upcoming film Star Wars: The Force Awakens — the MASSIVE Star Wars: The Black Series First Order Special Forces TIE FIGHTER 6-Inch Scale Vehicle!

Hasbro also revealed new figures for the 6-inch Star Wars: The Black Series line based on the classic films and the animated series Star Wars Rebels, as well as new 3 3/4-inch figures from Star Wars Rebels. Also revealed were new Force FX Lightsabers and Titanium die-cast vehicles, which will be available this fall as part of the Star Wars: The Black Series line. Check out out the products in all their picture glory below:
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I can still remember my shock and disbelief that J.J. Abrams and company would not be bringing any new footage  from Star Wars: The Force Awakens to SDCC 2015. Promising instead that there would be plenty of talk, but no film. Director and Geek Extraordinaire Kevin Smith, thinks otherwise and he’s willing to put big money on the line to prove it. (more…)

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Just when you thought it was safe to hope that this year’s San Diego Comic Con wasn’t going to be underwhelming… With a number of big studios and production companies bowing out of this year’s festivities, all hope for awesome things was pegged on the ones who are coming to play. One of them is Warner Bros., who will – presumably – be bringing loads of goodies from Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad. The other hope – oddly enough – was Star Wars. With Hall H Marvel-less this year, all eyes turned to J.J. Abrams et al to make those nerd eyes water with anticipation. And yet, we have to report, that your expectations are going to have to be modulated somewhat. (more…)

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Well, this is a bit of a surprise.  After Marvel bowed out of the San Diego Comic-Con Hall H festivities, it was an easy task to make the leap to assuming that the move had everything to do with Disney, and nothing to do with Marvel having nothing to show.  It seems that the assumption was a bit premature (when you assume, and all that jazz), as StarWars.com has just officially announced that Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens will descend upon Hall H next month. (more…)

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It’s hard to believe that in just a bit over six months, audiences will finally get the first of several Star Wars sequels that they have been waiting over 30 years to see.  When Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens hits theaters on Dec 18, fans of the iconic science fiction series will be reunited with fan favorites Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa Solo, Han Solo, and Chewbacca, as well as everyone’s favorite droids, R2-D2 and C-3PO.  Considering that decades will have passed in the story since we last saw the heroes of a galaxy far, far away, fans can expect to see older versions of characters that they grew up loving but how about the characters that don’t age, i.e. Threepio and Artoo? Well, it appears that we know how at least one of those two has changed since we last saw him on the forest moon of Endor. (more…)

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Thanks to the Annie Leibovitz‘s Vanity Fair Star Wars: The Force Awakens photo spread, we’ve seen some fantastic looks into the characters of the film. Now we’ve got a previously unpublished picture of Andy Serkis all Mo-Cap-Geared up and looking very serious… or should I say Sith-ious, because this picture comes with some additional information about the character Serkis will be playing. Proceed at your own spoiler risk! (more…)